By Pam Jarvis

This e-book is the basic guide to aid all these contemplating or training attaining Early Years expert prestige (EYPS) whichever pathway they embark on. Organised into 3 specific elements, the textual content starts off by way of top you thru the preliminary requisites for access to the programme, supplying an outline of the several pathways, ahead of concentrating on the criteria opposed to which all EYP applicants are established after which eventually the validation procedure and past. even if heavily associated with the factors required for EYPS, the publication isn't a mechanical standard-by-standard handbook yet goals to help you to advance an natural, holistic point of view on childcare and schooling, combining functional abilities with wisdom improvement. The textual content contains case reviews of genuine perform, rules for useful actions, additional examining, mirrored image, interviews and recommendation from EYPS applicants who've effectively negotiated the validation approach

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QXD 8/4/09 2:16 AM Page 21 What is involved in the EYPS validation process? for the future. Her redundancy pay means that the modest size of the bursary should not create financial problems for her over the year’s training if she is unable to earn money during this period. She has undertaken voluntary work within the Early Years sector to make sure that she has realistic expectations of the childcare environment. She has clear plans relating to how she wishes to use her new qualifications, and she possesses a large set of transferable skills and experience to take forward into her new role, including some voluntary experience of organising and coordinating a service for children and their parents.

No’, said Jean more cheerfully, ‘I don’t. But it sounds like an awful lot of things have changed for the better since I was three years old . . ’. Introduction Jean is certainly right about one thing – an awful lot of things have changed in the field of Early Years practice since she was three years old, including our understanding of children’s emotional development, and the capacity for practitioners to engage in multi-agency working, including ongoing liaison with parents, who are now seen as the most important ‘experts’ in the pursuit of defining their child’s individual needs.

Jamelia did not initially have any qualifications in childcare, but she is currently just completing an NVQ 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (CCLD). Last year the business made enough money for the couple to employ an assistant, who Sean and Jamelia have encouraged to take an NVQ 2 in CCLD. As they now have an extra member of staff, and, given the funding attached to EYPS training, Sean can now spare the time to take the top-up year to convert his Foundation Degree into a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies, followed by EYPS validation.

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